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BC Commissioner Investigating Record Checks

EMPLOYEE PRIVACY

November 1, 2013

Concerns about how much and what type of personal information is disclosed in police record checks, which are often conducted for employment-screening purposes, have prompted an investigation by BC Information and Privacy Commissioner Elizabeth Denham, The Canadian Press reports. Citing concerns from individuals and civil society groups “about the scope and sensitivity of personal information that's accessed and disclosed to police,” Denham has suggested “the relevance of the information collected in the public and private sector needs to be scrutinized,” the report states.
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